Jul 2013

C16th English Knitted Sleeves

C16th English Knitted Sleeves

While Spain had knitted sleeves in silk and wool, it seems England had wool sleeves alone. Sarah presents the evidence in preparation for making your own.

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How to Make an Elizabethan Wired Cap

How to Make an Elizabethan Wired Cap

Linen caps and coifs are a common element in women's, and men's, wardrobes in the 16th century. Trystan shows us how to make a wired, Elizabethan version.

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C16th Spanish Knitted Sleeves

C16th Spanish Knitted Sleeves

Knitted sleeves are one of the less explored items of 16th century knitted clothing, but Sarah will show us how to roll up our sleeves and get started on scoggers.

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1880s Directoire Coat Study

1880s Directoire Coat Study

Good examples of 19th century ladies tailoring aren't always easy to find. Chantal walks us through a study of her new treasure, a Directoire coat from the 1880s.

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Case Study: The 1890s Long Jacket

Case Study: The 1890s Long Jacket

Kelly takes us deep inside this Belle Epoque jacket - a lucky garage sale find - to explore the complex 'engineering' behind late Victorian tailoring.

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From Script to Sketch to Screen - Part 2

From Script to Sketch to Screen - Part 2

Asad continues his series on designing costumes for film and theatre, where a character's costumes need to say as much as the actor speaking the lines.

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Interview with Tasha Kelly

Interview with Tasha Kelly

Marion interviews Janet Arnold Award recipient Tasha Kelly about her research and experiences in the world of medieval re-enactment and arming clothes. 

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The Costumers' Fantasy Vacation

The Costumers' Fantasy Vacation

So you want a costumers' fantasy vacation? A holiday from modernity? It's easier than you might think. Trystan tells us how to plan an event to remember. 

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